Education Through Music (ETM) is a New York City non-profit organization with national affiliates that provides inner-city schools with quality music programs. ETM forms long-term partnerships with both public and private schools, helping them to provide comprehensive, sequential music and arts instruction to all students. We help schools integrate arts and academic curricula to enhance learning in both areas.
- ETM Music Teachers (see below)
- Office Staff (no current openings)
Successful candidates will embrace the opportunity to take ownership of their program and make it an indispensable part of their school's culture and identity. Applicants should possess a BA or Master's in Music, Education, or Fine Arts (Music Education a plus). Previous classroom teaching experience is strongly preferred. ETM welcomes applicants who hold or are pursuing certification, and seeks placements that will support the career advancement of certified teachers.
Job responsibilities include acting as school music faculty, coordination and development of the in-school music program with program staff, and producing two all-school concerts each year.
Each music teacher's program is designed in consultation with ETM Program Staff and based on ETM's curriculum and benchmarks. Lesson planning is required and will be reviewed on a regular basis.
We provide all ETM Music Teachers with ongoing professional development and training.
All those invited to interview will be asked to present mock lesson specific to the discipline of the desired position.
General Music (Choral/Band) - Our General Music/Band teachers typically teach 3 days of general music and 2 days of band. In addition to the general music responsibilities as outlined above, woodwinds, brass, and percussion are taught to beginning band students in grades 5 through 8. Band is an elective, and is not required, but all 5th - 8th grade student are eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Pull-out lessons and band rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable teaching individual lessons and running large group rehearsals with 50-90 students. Band rehearsals will take place outside the regularly scheduled school day, but each participant will have one group lesson per week. Current positions are located in Bronx, NY. Click here to apply for this position.
General Music/Music Technology - Middle School - ALL POSITIONS FILLED - The general music curriculum is based on traditional choral/instrumental pedagogy. Guitar and keyboard skills are necessary. Familiarity with current music technologies, including Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Finale and SmartBoard is a big plus, but training can be provided - a general familiarity with music technology is sufficient for the motivated candidate. The curriculum focuses on general music skills and concepts (as opposed to teaching any in-depth use of software) using the music tech lab as a teaching tool. Of great value will also be the determination and charisma to work successfully with a middle school population. The labs consists of 30 state of the art, custom built student workstations, each with a 27-inch Macintosh computer, midi keyboard, electric guitar, microphone, audio interface, etc.
General Music (String Orchestra) - ALL POSITIONS FILLED - Our orchestra teachers are responsible for teaching violin, viola, cello, and bass to beginning and intermediate orchestra students, grades 4 – 8. Orchestra is an elective, and is not required, but all students in grades 4 – 8 are eligible to participate. There are two key components to our instrumental program: Pull-out lessons and orchestra rehearsals. Qualified applicants should be comfortable teaching individual lessons and running large group rehearsals with 40 - 70 students. Orchestra rehearsals will take place outside the regularly scheduled school day, but each participant will have a group lesson once per week during the school day on a rotating pull-out basis. Please note we prefer a combination of pedagogical approaches. In addition, the orchestra teacher may teach some general music classes with students ranging from Prek through 8th grade. Please see General music job description for details on that component of the position.
Program Staff - ALL POSITIONS FILLED - ETM program staff report to the Director of Programs and assist in managing on-going program initiatives to ensure successful implementation of the ETM model. Ideal candidates have substantial public school teaching experience, experience in a supervisory role and a knowledge of curriculum design and pedagogic methodology. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must as is complete computer/technology literacy. Responsibilities Include:
- Support and mentoring of music teachers.
- Supervision and evaluation of music teachers.
- Policy compliance.
- Development and design of training materials.
- Presentation of professional development workshops to academic teachers.
- Project management.
- Documentation/record keeping of program activities and services provided.